Herbst Upholds Ollie Termination

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  1. andersonfro

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    Comical that the ko squad is all over GM for not lying to the nc2a & FBI to protect Kev.
     
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    What’s interesting is that KO’s Attorney in that article whines and moans about disparate “harsh treatment” of KO, as compared to Calhoun who wasn’t fired. But wasn’t Kevin told at the time he was hired that there was essentially a zero tolerance policy on NCAA infractions? And also, isn’t it kind of foolish to be arranging phone calls with Ray Allen for a recruit and shooting baskets with a recruit who isn’t medically cleared to play basketball?

    What also bothers me is if these things were discussed in meetings with the coaching staff, did not one of these knuckleheads have an NCAA rule book to check to see if the contemplated conduct was NCAA-kosher?
     
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    A standard was clearly set when KO signed that contract, he was expected to run a clean program. Instead, he fired a guy for telling him to pump the breaks on his indiscriminate violations. At least nobody will accuse Kevin of being too smart for his own good.
     
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    On WFAN New York during lunch today, John Feinstein delivered commentary that was sharply critical of UConn on this matter. He opined that the cited NCAA violations were minor in nature and that the real reason for sustaining the termination was to avoid paying Ollie. No mention was made of the zero tolerance policy on NCAA infractions. Feinstein also said he thought UConn should settle with Ollie prior to arbitration. The question is whether Ollie can be made to go away for $3 million or more like $7 million. If Ollie demands the full $10 million there would be no reason not to roll the dice with arbitration. We make the same decisions every day on whether to take cases to trial. Sometimes there is no choice when the demand for settlement amounts to a King’s ransom that is not warranted by the reasonable trial maximum exposure.
     
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    You know the only thing that's really shocking about this case regarding these KO apologists and the "lazy national media" who want to chime in ? Is if Uconn didn't leave itself language to get out of the contract if he was failing across the board in his job, which he was. From NCAA compliance to winning, to killing Uconn's MBB attendance. Who deserves a $10 million no-show job ( besides his wife ;)), with what's he's done to this program ? He knew the deal when he signed up. The way he handled it the last few years was like he wanted to get fired so he could sit at home counting his $$$, because he knew he was in over his head and personally I don't think he's smart enough or a sharp enough communicator to handle the job. ....

    KO a victim of Uconn ? F@#K that..... The only victim in all of this, if this clown gets another dime, is the fanbase, season ticket holders and donors who've spent our hard earned money & been loyal to this program for decades.

     
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    I didn’t care for Feinstein’s report and it did sound lazy and poorly researched.
     
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    The Titanic was run better than uconn under Ollie.

    He should head back to the NBA as an assistant if he can, because I doubt he ever gets another chance in D1.
     
  8. andersonfro

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    I just came from that zoo they call a fan site.

    More like a kevin ollie fan site.

    People calling gm a rat, saying they're going to heckle him at st Joe's, st Joe's should fire him, they're hating on Jim for keeping him around.

    Not a single one of them can wrap their minds around the fact that GM did the right thing in face of an investigation while any and all problems with the Uconn program with regard to compliance, recruiting and performance are the result of one person who couldn't do his job.

    Hating on GM while ignoring the guy who left a smoldering program in his wake.

    Not uconn fans
     
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    It has been more than 15 days (calendar and business) since Herbst upheld the termination. Why haven't we heard about the arbitration decision? Does no news imply anything?
     
  10. KhalidShockedTheWorld

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    Actually there is no indication that an arbitration hearing has been scheduled, although that is the next step. Once a hearing is actually scheduled it can be anywhere from 30-120 days for a decision. I don't know if the arbitrator is given any timeline for issuing a decision.
     
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    That is what is baffling. If arbitration was chosen, wouldn't that be known by now? If it wasn't, does it imply that either the two sides are negotiating a settlement or that Ollie has chosen to file a lawsuit or, perhaps, both?
     
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    It may imply that they are trying to negotiate settlement. It's possible that they have simply agreed to extend the time to request arbitration, while simultaneously negotiating towards a settlement of all claims, including the alleged defamation of Ollie.
     

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